Voice and Choice in Teacher Professional Learning: Designing the Writing-as-Making MOOC

ID: 51783 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Vicki McQuitty, and Joseph Runciman, Towson University, United States

Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D View on map

Presider: Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: To address the need for teacher professional learning that positions teachers as co-designers in a collaborative, production-centered learning environment, we used the connected learning framework to design and implement a six-week Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of Writing-as-Making for university faculty, in-service K-12 teachers, and pre-service teachers in K-12 teacher preparation programs Our goal is to remix the best characteristics of traditional professional development, MOOC learning environments, and out-of-school learning principles in an effort to create a for-credit professional development option that is open, accessible, and online as well as supporting teacher agency, voice, and choice This poster will share the design of the MOOC, providing sample learning activities to illustrate and explain how the connected learning framework was used to design a collaborative, production-centered MOOC that fosters teacher agency

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